THE -ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
WORLD'S FVIR NOW OPEN CLOSES dec '
Pi In St. Lonli, One Cent.
pTft-n' J Oolilde . tmlfc Tw Cat
Xl 1 v Hi J On Trains. Tnree Cent.
TTJESDY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1904.
SEE WEDNESDAY'S REPUBLIC FOR LEADING MERCHANTS MIDWEEK BARGAINS
WILL ENTER PLEAS OF GUILTY
May Follow Precedent of Edmund Bcrsch, Who Is to Be Sentenced
by Judge McDonald on July 1 for Bribery Grand Jury May
Obtain New and Important Information on Various Boodle
Deals To Investigate European Trip.
ATTORNEYS ROWE AND HARVEY WITHDRAW FROM CASES.
HOW TUB CITT) LIGHTING
BOODLE CASES SOW STAND.
Convicted, Now tn the Pentlcn-
Pleaded Guilty, Will Bo Sen-
tenced July 1.
Mar Enter Plena of Goiltr on
Charles F. Xelty.
Charles A. Gutke.
Will Come to Trial July XI,
Flea. IVot Known.
Charles J. Denny.
T. Ed Albright.
John A. Schnettler.
John A. ("Kid") Sheridan.
Indicted Irot Wot Arrested.
Card, u Witnesses by State.
tl E. MtirrelL
J. K. M-vreU.
-George I. Robertson.
William M. Tamblyn.
Indioted for Bribery.
Harry A. Faulkner,
Following .Edmund Bersch's plea of
llty to the charge ot bribery in con-
tlon with the city lighting dui aeai. en-
red In Judge McDonald"! court yester-
y morning, came tho announcement
it Charles F. Kelly ana tnaries a.
tke will likewise throw themselves on
mercy of the court on July 11. uerscn
11 be sentenced July L
efore entering their pleas of gulltrj it
understood that Kelly and Gutke may
.pear before tho Grand Jury and give
formation which heretofore has not
en developed. It is stated that Kelly
d Gutke will not be required to appear
court as -witnesses against any of the
who are yet to be tried.
ersch. Kelly. Gutke and Charles J.
uny appeared in court shortly after 9
lock yesterday morning. They were
t by Thomas J. Rowe, who, since the
le crusade first was inaugurated by
cult Attorney Folk, has acted as chief
nsl for nearly all of the accused men.
t wrs found that through an error in
enment Denny's case should have been
ced on the docket In Judge Taylor's
rt After this error had been corrected
ch and Attorney Rowe engaged in
nest conversation, which waa carried
In an undertone.
e action of the attorney and client
'.cated that something unusual was
mut to transpire, but there was none In
to courtroom who expected that a plea
guilty was coming. It had long been
en up as a foregone conclusion that
ch of the men charged with boodUng
iuld fight to the last ditch.
LITTLE HOPE WAS LEFT.
owever, the action of the Supreme
urt in affirming the lower court's de-
ons in the Lehmann and Hartmann
s gave none of the other men Indicted
connection with the city lighting deal
their attorneys little hope that they
uld escape terms In the Penitentiary.
lth the transcripts from the Supreme
urt In the Hartmann and Lehmann
iea to guide them, tho attorneys for the
te bad only to follow them, and aU
.nee for the Supreme Court to reach
y other decision would bo eliminated.
Is, it is beUeved, was the principal rea-
for Bersch's determination to plead
ward BuUer, Sr and Edward Butler,
were In court when Bersch stepped
to the bar and corroborated Attorney
we's statement that he wished to en-
a plea of guilty. Their surprise was
leas than that of Circuit Attorney Folk
d his assistants, Andrew C Maroney
d C Orrick Bishop, who had come Into
rt prepared for a hard legal battle.
Mowing his first conference with
WORLDS FAIR. PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY.
l0 . m. Reunion. Mlchlgxn University Alsmat, liichlraa bile.
Opening session N. E. A., Festival HilL
Agricultural Club. Nebraska, section. Acrlculture bMr.
Concert. Well's Band. Wchlfan bulldlnf.
Uuelc Teachers AnocUtion, Festival Ball.
10:00 a. re Session. World's Unity Leacue,
XT. of M. parade starts, Michigan bunding.
Music recital to M. C A., Arkansas building.
11:00 a. m. Michigan UcireraUr exercises. Congress Hall.
llceting. Hostesses' Association. Alaska building;
Concert, First U. S. Cavalry Band, r odium. Govt. b'dg.
Cardinal Satolli's calls on President Francis.
110 noon Concert. BanOa Rosso, Plata St.
1:00 p.m. Breaktast to Cardinal Eatolll, Austrian pavilion.
S.-00 p. rn. Concert, Scouts' Band, Philippine grounds.
' Reception, U. of M. booth, Palace of Education.
State universities rally. Missouri building.
Vocal concert, Missouri building,
z:) p. m. Inoiin Educators. Indian School building.
Concert, Boston Band. Machinery Gardens.
Concert, Weil's Band. California sec. Agriculture bldg.
Organ recital, E. M. Bowman, Festival Hall.
Recital by Miss Agnew and reception. Texas building.
:00 p.m. Dedication. California exhibit. Agriculture building.
St. Louis Somestlo Selene classes. Palace ot Education.
Piano recital. Texas building.
4:00 p.m. Vocal concert, Missouri building.
Reception to Governor Pardee. California building.
f.K p. m. Concert. First U. a Cavalry Band. Podium, Govt. bldg.
Christian Endeavor exercises. Festival HalL
1:00 p. tn. Exposition Electricity Club, Palace of Electricity.
130 p. m. Meeting. Board of Directors, N. E. A.. Missouri building.
i0 p. m. Concert Exposition Orchestra. Tyrolean Alps.
Concert, Weil's Band. Plan 6. Louis.
TOO p. m. Indian pupils. Festival Ball
Concert. Banda Rossa, Plaza Bt. Louis.
Concert. Machinery Gardens.
:00 p. ra. Concert, California Glee Club. Fraternity Temple.
Dedicatory reception, Cuban pavilion.
Reception. U. of M. Alumni. Michigan building.
Session, World's Unity League, Congress HalL
Christian Endeavor exercises. Festival Halt.
tO& p. m. Concert. Exposition Orchestra, Tyrolean Alps.
ISO p. in. Reception, N. E. A.. Missouri bunding.
10 p. m. Concert, Weil's Band. Cuban pavilion.
. ft ft Jt A .. .
" feMUsssik TrV(
CHARLES F. KELLT,
Bersch. Attorney Rowe announced that
he would withdraw from the case. He re
appeared, however, after talking with
Bersch a second time and told Judge Mc
Donald that Bersch wished to enter his
plea. Mr. Boirg then conferred with
Kelly and Gutke for a few minutes and
stated to the court that ho would with
draw as attorney in their cases.
The cases of Kelly and Gutke were set
for 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Be
tween the time that the plea was entered
in the Bersch case, a conference was held
with the Circuit Attorney and Judge Mc
Donald, and a decision was reached by
which both KeUy and Gutke were to be
allowed to plead guilty on July 11.
Judge Thomas J. Harvey, Gutke's at
torney, also withdrew from the defense.
WHO PAXD KEELY'8 EXPENSES7
While tho statute of limitation has run
on the transgressions of the men who
were behind the city lighting deal. It Is
generally supposed and has been often
stated that 05,000 was given to Kelly to
make his famouB tour of Europe. It was
while he was absent, and he was consid
ered the most Important witness, that
the third year after the hlstorlo birthday
party closed, and the men who had "fur
nished tho JiT.DOO. were Immune from the
If money was given to Kelly to facili
tate his escape from St. Louis, however,
it Is said that the giver of the money
aided In the escape of a criminal, and
that he is guilty of compounding a fel
ony, for whicn they may yet be tried.
The prevailing report is to the effect
that the intermediary between the cap
italists, in whose Interest the lighting bill
was passed, and the combine members
who passed the bill, was the man who
gave the $15,000 to Kelly to take a trip
to Europe. It Is as confidently reported
that the capitalist showed his gratitude
for the timely absence of Kelly by ad
vising him as to wise Investment of this
money and that the sum soon grew to
Kelly was accompanied to Europe by
Matt Sullivan, bookkeeper for Ed Butler.
Sullivan died a short time after returning
to St Louis. Thus Kelly is the only man
besides thoie who were behind the deal
who can tell the story to the Grand Jury
which will cause the Indictment of the
bribers. Butler, who was charged with
giving the H7.600 to Kelly to be divided at
Julius Lehmann's house, was recently ac
quitted by a Jury at Fulton, where the
case was taken on a change of venue.
Attorney Charles F. Krone took charge
ot the cases of Kelly and Gutke after the
withdrawal of Attorney Rowe, and it was
at his request that the case was laid over
until 2 o'clock In the afternoon. He said
that he wished to confer with his new
, . O ,!-
8:00 a. m. Grounds open.
Troop drill. United States Marines. Plaia. St. Louis.
Guard mount. Constabulary. Philippine Reservation.
9:00 a. m. Buildings open.
BtereopUcon lecture. Philippine Art section.
Mint in operation. Government building.
ao a. ra. Concert, Indian Band. Indian School building.
Industrial classes of Indians. Indian School building.
Hourly submarine mine demonstration. Government bldg.
10:00 a. ra. Prune cooking. California section. Agriculture building.
Dress parade. Constabulary. Philippine section.
Feeding seals. Government FlsheriCT pavilion.
BlogTaph exhibitions. Nebraska section. Agriculture bldg.
Queen's Jubilee presents on view. Congress building.
Das Deutsche Han open.
Anthropometric demonstrations. Anthropology building.
101 a. ra. Demonstrations Model Dry Dock, Government building.
Concert, Artificial Birds. Iowa building.
Hourly biograph exhibitions, Government'bulldlng.
It DO a. m. Classes of Blind and Deaf. Palace of Education
Wireless telegraphy demonstrations. Government bldg.
Cascades la operation.
11:30 a. ra. Radium exhibition. Interior Department, Govt. bldg.
12:00 noon Milking and feeding cows in test. Dairy Bans,
1:10 p. m. Concert, Government Indian Band. Indian School bldg.
Classes of Blind and Deaf. Palace of Education.
Stone May Also Be Chosen at
Joplin One of the Big
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COCKRELL
Not Clear Whether riielps Will
Be Chosen District Delegate
Hawes Forces Think That
They Have llini Beaten.
SENATOR COCKHKLIS POSITION.
Washington, June 27 Senator
Cockrcll said to-day that he would
not send any statement to the Jop-
ltn convention. The action of the
Democratic party in Missouri, he
said, was not for him. tut for the
assembled delcg-te! to determine.
He will make no nttempt to In any 6
way Influence its deliberations. In-
dorsement3 of his name In connec-
tlon with the presidency made at 4
Democratic gatherings during the
past ear came without solicitation,
and he still lea",es the party free to
use Its best judgment.
A short platform, Instructions for Sen
ator Cockrell for President, the selection
of four delcgates-at-large to the National
Convention, two of whom will be Champ
Clark and Governor Dockery these Items,
with the possibility of spectacular do
ings, should William H. Phelps be chosen
as district delegate from the Eleventh
District, summarize the business to be
transacted by the State Convention which
meets at Joplin Wednesday.
Tho third delegate-at-lorge probably
will bo Congressman De Armond. Who
will be the fourth? Therein lies a fight.
Senator Stone no longer exhibits any dif
fidence In the matter. He wants the hon
or and the chances are In his favor,
though Frank Walsh of Kansas City, ac
cording to news dispatches, wishes to
succeed tho Senator on the National Com
mittee, and R. B. Oliver and others will
contend for the position of delegate-at-large.
It is known that the Folk men have not
made tho flgbt on Stone their own, but
that many of them would undertake it
should they see any promise of success-4
Ex-Senator Oliver of Cape Girardeau
and W. D. Vandlver are two others who
are being considered as timber for the Big
Mr. Oliver has nine counties and expects
support elsewhere, but he does not care
to be considered a factor as opposed to
Stone. He Is for the latter first, last and
"As to the platform." said one of Mis
souri's Congressmen j-csterday before
starting for Joplin. "It should be extreme
ly brief and involve nothing which may
be bowled over up here In St. Louis by
the National Convention. It should In
clude a short summary of the essentials
to Democracy, Indorse the spirit of the
Kansas City platform and stop right
Delegates bound for the convention who
were In town yesterday said that anti
Stone talk is current In some of the cen
tral counties Should the opnosltlon cen
tering around Walsh in Kansas City
acquire any proportions, certainly the cry
would bo taken up along the line. It Is
to be said, however, that Walsh himself
Is not esteemed generally as llkelv to be
the National Committeeman. If anybody
beats Senator Stone for either place. It
will hardlv be Wahh,
The plan by which the Phelps delegates
of the Eleventh District were to be
hustled off to Joplin In a prU-ate car yes
terday afternoon was abandoned. De
parture was delayed until night. But the
scheme having for its end the sendirg of
Phelps to the National Convention is still
on, though Its exact strength in the forty
two votes of the Eleventh Is problematic
al. He claims twenty-eight votes. T"io
friends of Hawes have been busy, how
ever, going so far as to threaten to usi
the ax In city departments. It Is now un
derstood that several of the proxies are
doubled, delegates who signed themselves
to the Barret-Miles-Butler game having
handed out other pnpers to the Hawe3
The Eleventh District delegation Is as
follows: Second Ward, Michael Lahey,
James Ford, George McGInnies and
Thomas J. Brlsband. The two latter are
said to have given proxies.
Third Ward-John Hollohan. James T.
Continned on Page Two.
1:00 p. m. Chinese) Natlcnal pavilion open.
Cascades In operation.
zp. ra. DrlU. U. 8. Life Savers, north cf Palace of Agriculture.
Vleira, "Wonders of Colorado," Palace of Transportation.
2:00 p.m. Fancy rifle shooting, range west of Palace of Forestry.
Heliograph demonstrations. Signal Corps. Govt, bldg.
Radium exhibition. Interior Department, Govt. bldg.
Demonstration. Floating Dry Dock. Government building.
J JO p. ra. Drew oarade. United States Marines. Plata St. Louis. O
4:00 p. ra. Dress parade, V. 8. Marines, Plaza Orleans or St, Louts.
Wlrelen teleg. demonstration. Signal Corps, Govt. bldg.
Literary, music program, by Indian pupils. Indian bldg.
Feeding of seals. Government Fisheries pavilion. a
4nip.ni. Concert, Artificial Birds, Iowa building.
4:S0p. ra. Organ recital by Mason Slade. Iowa building.
8:00 p. m. Cascades In operation.
5SS0 p. m. Drees parade end concert, Philippine reservation.
70 p. ra. Rlumlnatlos oi frrcunds and buildings. 4
ISO p. ra. Cascades in operation. '
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
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Secretary C. A. Walsh of Ottuniwa. la., nnd Ills staff, seated in iront ot
Francisco, stenographer, and by his side Is W. A. Do Ford of Ottawa, Kas.,
Netta Ilildebrand of Memphis, Tenn., a stenographer.
Georgia Legislature Adjourns in
Confusion Without Acting
SPEAKER LEADS THE FIGHT.
Effort to Substitute Judge Par
ker's Name Fails Lawmakers
Abandon Special Train
to St. Louis.
AUpta,aa:JiissaJ7.--Anle'Iort by men
in the Georgia House of Representatives
to-day to pass a resolution indorsing Gro
ver Cleveland for the presidency led to
an adjournment, amid great confusion,
with the resolution still pending.
The excitement started when Speaker
N. A. Morris took the floor and introduced
"The General Assembly, having passed
a Joint resolution to adjourn from July 2
to July U, for the purpose of attending
the Democratic National Convention at
St. Louis In a body; therefore, be it
"Resolved, by the House, That the spe
cial train carrying the General Assembly
of the State of Georgia to the National
Convention be decorated In flags and col
ors In favor of the United States' greatest
statesman, Grover Cleveland, for the next
nomination of the Democratic party for
President of the United States."
All sorts of motions and points of order
were made. Mr. Boykln of Lincoln man
aged to have read an amendment substi
tuting the name of Judge Alton B. Parker,
"America's greatest Jurist," but the
amendment never got to a vote.
A motion to table the resolution was put
and voted down, and before any other no
tion could be taken a motion to adjourn
was declared carried, though the "noes"
seemed In the majority.
Both Cleveland and Parker were
cheered, and It was impossible to tell
which had the stronger following.
The resolution providing for the General
Assembly attending the Democratic Con
vention was killed by the Senate later,
and there will be no special train to deco
rate in honor of anybody.
MAY BE FOUND
Corpse Washed Ashore Near
Cherbourg Thought to Be That
'of Missing Diplomat.
SPECIAL BT CABLE TO THH ST. LOUIS RE
PUBLIC AND THE NEW TORK HERALD.
London, Tuesday, June 28. (Copyright,
1904.) It was reported from Hamburg last
night that a body, believed to be that of
the missing Kent Loomis. had been
washed up on the coast near Cherbourg.
Though this lacks confirmation, the be
lief that the American diplomat had ac
tually met his death by drowning Is now
strongly held by many of those engaged
in the quest for him. The police and
American Consul at Plymouth, after a
most exhausUve lnvestigaUon, are firmly
of this opinion.
The theory that he fell from the ship
Into the sea Is strengthened by evidence
to the effect that he was In the habit of
sitting on the hurricane deck at a point
where there was no rail, and also that
about an hour before reaching Plymouth
he was seen leaning over the outside
rail, apparently liL
Passengers landed at that port from the
Kaiser Wllhelm II about 330 o'clock on
Monday morning. It was daylight and
the theory that Loomis could then have
been kidnaped Is held to be absolutely
In an Interview Mr. H. Clay Evans, the
United States Consul in London, said:
"One matter I am glad to have been, able
to clear up personally. There was somo
mention ot two ladies on board with
whom Loomis had a good deal ot conver
sation. I have traced them to Berlin.
They are ladles of irreproachable char
acter and there was nothing beyond trav
eling friends wnrtejia"- .
ADMIT TO FAIR
Sevenly-Five Electric Turnstiles
Dispense With Necessity of
Purchasing Tickets at
Gates at the World's Fair were equipped
with electric coin-controlled turnstiles yes
terday, which will obviate the necessity of
visitors purchasing tickets, and result in
the saving of much time when crowds are
entering the grounds.
Seventy-five machines were put In op
eration. Now all one has to do Is to have
the admission fee. The turnstile will do
the rest. The machines worked admira
bly yesterday, and it Is probable that the
scheme will be adopted at concessions
where a fixed fee is charged for admis
sion. E. Norton White, Chief of the Admis
sions Department, stated yesterday that
It Is the wish of the department that vis
itors bring with them to the gates the
exact coli,requlreorToeperateithe turn
sUles. A EO-cent piece is necessary to
operate the machines at the gates marked
"Adults," and a 23-cent piece Is required
for the children's gates.
Although money-changers are provided
at each entrance for the accommodation
of persons who come without the correct
coins, Mr. White paid that all should
come with a plentiful supply of quarters
and half dollars, in order to avoid the
Inconveniences and delays attendant upon
the money-changing process.
The turnstiles are operated by a single
coin two quarters cannot be substituted
for a 50-cent piece. The visitor Is not ex
pected to drop money in the slot him
self, but should approach the attendant
in charge of the gate and hand him the
coin. The attendant will drop the piece
of money in the slot, which releases the
stile and permits a one-quarter turn, al
lowing the person to enter.
The coin is recorded as It drops into the
cash box, and a record Is simultaneously
made on the head of the turnstile. The
admission is also recorded by means of
electrical connections on one of the large
dial plates In the dlalroom connected with
the entrance. The new method will save
expense In the printing of tickets and
forms and in the Ucket-counting depart
ment. LEADING TOPICS
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING- AT
4:3S AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7:.
THE MOON RISES HIS EVENING AT
GRAIN CLOSED: ST. LOUIS-JULY
WHEAT. SZ54c BID; JULT CORN, 46a
CHICAGO-JULY WHEAT. SSXc ASKED;
JULY CORN. 47ic BID.
For Missouri and Illinois Partly
cloudy nnd warmer Tuesday fair
and Warmer Wednesday,
2. Dockery and Clark Are Sure.
Hopkins Forwards His Credentials.
John Sharp Williams on the Chicago
3. World's Fair News.
i. The Republic's Dally Racing Form
Race Results and Entries.
5. Baseball Scores.
Music Programme at the Fair To-Day.
7. Church Sues for Injunction.
Bermuda Fish for Fair.
& St, Louis Woman Explorer Returns.
Wabash Needed at Pittsburg,
Five Pupils Are Graduated.
Protest Against Road Tax.
9. Financial News.
Summary of St. Louis Markets.
10. Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent Ads,
It Republic "Want" Ads.
It Happenings In East Side Cities,
River News and Personals.
14. Bank Closed; Cashier Missing.
Children at Playgrounds Despite
Prisoner Helps Guard to Fix Death
Prohibitionists QaUia; tot Convention.-
me typewriter is ive a. uny oi
assistant secretary. The lady Is Miss
KNOWN IN EUROPE
Cardinal Satolli Says Foreign
Countries Appreciate Scope
HAS BEEN WELL ADVERTISED.
Distinguished Visitor Greeted at
Union Station by a Large
Crowd Discusses France's
Trouble With Pope Pius.
unoi rvc caid ic uei j
ADVERTISED IN EUROPE.
O "The World's Fair is well adver- O
Used in Europe. From what I have 4
4 read of It in Rome it must be o O
4 grandest spectacle cf Its kind ever
held. It Is well spoken of In Eu- O
rope. I was very anxious to see it,
and certainly greatly appreciated
O the favor when the Holy Father 4
4 permitted me to come to America 4
and visit the ExposIUon." Cardinal O
Satolli to The Republic last night
His Eminence. Francis Cardinal Satol
li. special representative of the Pope to
the World's Fair, arrived in St. Louis on
a B. & O. S-W. train shorUy after 6
o'clock last evening.
His Grace. Archbishop Glennon. who
met the distinguished visitor at Union
Station, was embraced and greeted as
"My dear, dear Archbishop."
Simultaneously the Italian Band, which
was in waiting, struck up "The Officer of
tho Day." while the throng cheered.
The Cardinal was then Introduced to
Daniel C. Nugent, who welcomed the dis
tinguished visitor to the city on behalf of
the World's Fair officials.
Leaning on the arm of the tall, grace
ful and youthful prelate of St. Louis, and
preceded by several members of the com
mittee and a squad of police, the Cardinal
was escorted to a carriage and driven to
the archleplscopal mansion at No. 3310
Besides the Cardinal In the carriage were
his Grace, the Most Reverend John
J. Glennon, Mgr. Dennis O'Connell and
Daniel C. Nugent. The members of the
clergy and Reception Committee followed.
At Pine street the carriages fell In line
behind a squad of police, under the per
sonal supervision ot Chief Klely and Chief
of Detectives Desmond.
The band meanwhile had taken a street
car and arrived at the Archbishop's home
In time to receive the visitors, who Imme
diately were directed to the west parlor.
Here Archbishop Glennon. in a few well
cbosen words, again welcomed his guest
to St, Louis.
The Cardinal replied, saying he knew of
no incident in his life which gave him
more pleasure than the reception which
had been accorded him.
He then referred brlefry to a former
visit be made to St Louis about eight
year3 ago, the memory of which he said
remained among his fondest recollections.
He said that he knew that his stay in the
World's Fair city would be one round of
pleasure, and that when the end of the
festivities came It would be difficult for
him to bid adieu.
CARDINAL IMPARTS BLESSING.
Archbishop Glennon then begged the
Cardinal to Impart his blessing, which His
Eminence did. while all fervenUy knelt
with bowed heads. Following this the
members of the several committees were
Introduced, and among them the Cardinal
recognized many whom he bad met on
his previous visit. .,
Through the courtesy of Archbishop
Glennon The Republic was enabled to in
terview the Cardinal while he was speed
ing on his way to St, Louis. His Emi
nence was greatly grieved because of the
death ot Archbishop Guldl, who had been
an Intimate friend.
"It Is too early at this date to say what
action the Holy Father will take regard
ing the sending of another Delegate to
Manila. It is my personal opinion, how
ever, that no one will succeed the Arch
bishop In that office and that the final ad
judication ot ecclesiastical affairs will he
left to Archbishop Harty. Of course, you
understand that this Is only my personal
"A council of the Bishops and Archbish
ops was to have been held under the di
rection of Mgr. Guldl to put in force the
. cgntUiBjKj, oa roso. SCnBB.
Officer Reports That Czar's
Army Is Gaining Upper
Hand Near Ton
Chen. DECISIVE BATTLE BEGINS.
Kuroki Moving on the Muscovita
Left Flank at Hai-Cheng,
While Oku Makes Stand.
REPORT NAVAL ENGAGEMENT.
Chefoo Learns That Two of Ad
miral Togo's Ships Are Badly,
Damaged in Encounter
at Port Arthur.
Ta-Tche-Klao (between Kai-Chou anfl
Hal-Cheng. Llao-Tung Peninsula), June
27. 2:43 a. m. A great battle seems to bo
impending. A portion of the Russian Army
has assumed the offensive against the
Japanese forces commanded by General
Oku, and General Kuroki is moving along
the Russian left flank against Hal-Cheng.
According to a high-placed personage.
General Kurokl's army Is strong enough
to take the offensive, and he presumably
Is i-nxlous for a decisive action before the
Sharp firing was heard In the hills yes
terday at daybreak and severe fighting la
reported to be In progress near the village
An officer who galloped In yesterday
evening reported that the Russians were
gaining the upper hand and driving bade
the enemy. This, however, has not yet
ST. PETERSBURG UNSTRUNG.
SPECIAL BT CABLE TO THB ST. LOI'IS RE
PUBLIC AND THE NEW YORK HEKALD.
St. Petersburg, June 27. (Copyright.
1504. All Rights Reserved) With two
grand armies facing one another, the
Generals only waiting to perfect detail to
bring up every possible force for a de
cisive batUe, and the fleet at Port Arthur
also ready to show fight, there is lltUo
wonder that the public is very highly un
strung, more so than I have known it at
any time since the commencement of the
I had an interesting talk with an aide-de-camp
of the Emperor, a General of
rank, this morning. He said:
Things are looking better for us since
the fleet got out. We are without doubt on
the eve of a grand battle, which must
needs be of a very decisive nature. The
situation can be described by a compari
son to two cocks ready to fight, keen and
looking only for a good opening before
pitching into one another.
"Both armies are now in touch, which
'explains a long dispatch received this
morning telling of numerous -small skir
mishes taking place aU along the line. In
a little time the main forces will' Join
"What do you think. General, will be
the resultr' I asked.
"It Is a matter that entirely depends on
the artillery." he-replied. "It depends on
who can bring up the most and use It
Lieutenant General Sakharoff has re
ported a rather spirited skirmish of the
advance lines at Ayariamyna (AI-Yang-Tlen-Men)
on June 22, In which the Rus
sians seem to have had the better of the
encounter, according to his report. Despite
their victory, the Russians withdrew from
The fight continued until nightfall, when
he says the Russians removed their can
non under the cover of darkness. Two
Lieutenant Colonels, four Lieutenants,
twenty-six soldiers and fifty-three wound
ed on the Russian side, while the enemy's
losses are reported as heavy.
A dispatch from Chefoo to-day says that
a Chinese Junk reports having seen two
big Japanese warships and several torpedo
boats damaged on Friday near Port Ar
thur. This strengthens the belief here that
a great sea fight has occurred, and that
the Japanese, who alone are able through,
wireless telegraphy to be In constant com
munication with their base, are withhold
ing the news.
If the Vladivostok squadron is at sea
with the purpose of effecting a Juncture,
as is generally believed, with the Port
Arthur squadron, its appearance on the
acene could easily turn the scale In favor
of the Russians.
SILK PANTS FOR IG0RR0TES.
Work of Measuring Savages for
The work ot measuring the Igorrotes (or
trousers began yesterday.
The bifurcated garments will be of sOTc,
and the only consolation left to the erst
while bare Igorrotes wiU be that they
will sever bag at the knees, being of the
bathing suit order, reaching no farther
down than the knees, or Just suffldent
to comply with the governmental order
that the natives positively must wear
The silk for the garments was ordered
yesterday and Igorrotes of all ages and.
sizes were marshaled to bo passed to
the man with the tape measure and note
book. A seamstress has been engaged for the
work of sewing the.Igorrote pants, and
It Is said that she will have her hands
full In getting them ready, as th sizes of
the naUves vary greatly.
While the savages did not demur at the
order to be measured, they were not de
lighted to any great extent at the pros
pect of being clothed in the garb of their
white brothers, and submitted to the or
deal of being fixed up for clothes witU
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